Martin spent 3 years learning the craft and science of galvanics at The Vinyl Factory in London. He’s also operated EMI, Toolex and Viryl presses at different plants – so he has a 360 degree view of stamper excellence. Only 30, but he has already amassed a collection of around 2000 records and 1200 tapes. Mainly punk, but with a few surprising forays into Nashville.
As a big supporter of live music, Elsie’s vinyl collection started to grow as an additional way to support her favourite artists. Her music taste has been influenced by her music-loving family and spans across various genres. Elsie’s interest in music also found its way into her studies, where she researched the emergence of the UK punk movement for her MA dissertation in Modern History.
A lifelong music fan, musician and vinyl collector, Fergus works in both our electroplating and forming areas. Prior to joining us, he worked for a wholefood co-operative, but helping to make vinyl records is his dream job (other than owning a record shop.) His musical tastes centre around punk and metal, but also stretch from folk to rap.
Andrew joined us in 2021, having been DJing in Sheffield for around 20 years, as well as promoting live shows and tour managing the odd band. He once nearly opened a record shop, before realising he would probably just try and keep all the records to himself. He’s still an active DJ, but seldom listens to albums as he prefers to play 7″ vinyl. A varied taste in music from Dub, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, to Punk, Surf, Thrash Metal and Hip Hop.
Dale is our most recent recruit, and works in both our production and customer service areas. With a degree in Music Technology, he’s previously worked as a timber barn erector and a freelance audio engineer. He started playing guitar as a young teenager, and has since enjoyed producing and releasing his own music under the artist name ‘Matador Cheeks’. He’s most at home in a recording studio with friends, snacks and time to kill.
Peter ran a successful marketing services business for many years… but then succumbed to the temptation of helping Martin set up a new galvanics business. Peter’s vinyl collection, which included many gems from the 70s and 80s, was ‘inherited’ by Martin many years ago, who promptly sold it off to fund a trip somewhere.